Why Catholic Church Is against of Legalizing Divorce
A Filipino church official expressed surprise at the country`s legislature`s swift passage of a law that would legalize divorce. The Philippine Constitution [Article XV, Section 2] clearly states that “marriage, as an inviolable social institution, is the foundation of the family and shall be protected by the State.” Currently, the only options for couples who want to end their marriage are legal separation, which does not allow either party to remarry, or civil annulment of the marriage. The marriage can only be annulled for limited reasons, such as mental instability or contracting a sexually transmitted disease. Abuse and infidelity are not grounds considered valid by the state. Only Muslims, who make up about 10 percent of the population, can divorce under Islamic family law. From a philosophical and mystical point of view, divorce is a unique procedure of enormous importance and complexity because it breaks the most sacred bonds that can exist in the universe (similar to a bond between a person and God). In 2016, Pope Francis published Amoris Laetitia, which refers to the reception of Holy Communion by divorced and remarried people living together “more uxorio.” However, there have been no updates to Roman Catholic canon law as a result of this apostolic exhortation. The LDS Church advises against divorce for the family mainly because of its theology. Early church leaders taught that God Himself lives in a family and with a woman.  Tim B. Heaton, a sociologist at Brigham Young University, explains: “The most important principle in Mormon family theology is that family relationships are maintained in heaven under the right circumstances.  Divorce does not preclude a new marriage. We encourage the Church and society to make a conscious commitment to serve with compassion those in the process of divorce and members of divorced and remarried families in a community of faith where God`s grace is shared by all.
In societies that practiced Puritanism, divorce was allowed if one partner in the marriage was not entirely satisfied with the other, and remarriage was also allowed. [ref. needed] The Church of England also adopted an indissoluble line until 2002, when it agreed to allow a divorced person to remarry in the Church in “exceptional circumstances” during the lifetime of an ex-spouse.   The Church, along with pro-life groups, strongly opposes the divorce proposal contained in the death laws because it “violates the law of the Lord, especially by strengthening the foundation of the family.” A woman who hates her husband cannot dissolve her marriage with him against his will. Nor can a man dissolve his marriage with his wife against her will. But by mutual enmity, a divorce can be obtained (parasparam dveshánmokshah). If a man, fearing the danger of his wife, wishes to divorce (mokshamichhet), he must return to her what was given to him (on the occasion of his marriage). If a woman, fearing the danger of her husband, wishes to divorce, she must lose her right to her property.
 In Unitarian universalism, because they affirm the “right to conscience,” divorce is permissible and should be a decision of the individual and is considered the end of a rite of passage. These divorces sometimes took the form of divorce rituals as early as the 1960s. Divorce is widely considered a life choice.   The Filipino Catholic Church and laity criticized the resubmission of a bill to the House of Representatives to legalize divorce in the country. Judaism has always accepted divorce as a fact of life, albeit an unfortunate one.  Judaism generally claims that it is better for a couple to divorce than to stay together in a state of bitterness and conflict. Shalom Bayit (internal harmony) is said to be a desirable state.  This is interpreted differently by the different Christian churches. The Council of the Laity warned against the divorce law, warning in a statement to UCA News that divorce brings disorder to society and “causes serious harm to the abandoned spouse, children traumatized by the separation of their parents and often torn apart.” In Matthew 5:31-32, Matthew 19:1-10 and Mark 10:1-5, Jesus comes into conflict with the Pharisees over divorce because of their well-known dispute between Hillel and Shammai over Deuteronomy 24:1-4, as evidenced by Nashim Gittin 9:10 of the Mishnah. Do Jesus` answers to the Pharisees also apply to Christians? Are Christians who accept these teachings Judaizing? Disagreements over these questions usually arise over whether Jesus was against the law of Moses or only against some of the Pharisees` positions, and whether Jesus was addressing only a Jewish audience or extending his listeners to Christians, for example, “all nations” as in the Great Commission. The House Population and Family Relations Committee approved Bills 100, 838 and 2263 on February 5.
Bills that would allow divorce in the country will be consolidated before receiving a full vote in the House of Representatives. Rouquel Ponte, chairman of the council, warned that the experience of other countries shows that the legalization of divorce leads to the weakening of families. “The unreasonable preference of these legislators for the divorce bill as we staggered through economic devastation tells me that it is no longer about helping Filipinos out of economic poverty, but about being proud and servile to whoever is behind it,” he said. P. Secillano. The Encyclopedia of Mormonism states: “The Church distinguishes between (1) civil marriages, which are valid for `time` (until divorce or the death of a spouse), and (2) marriages or victories in the temple, which are celebrated by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and binding for `time and all eternity.`  For a marriage to be considered eternally binding, it must be solemnized in a Latter-day Saint temple by duly authorized temple personnel.  Church leaders strongly recommend temple marriage because Latter-day Saint marriage performed in the temple has less than 7 percent of the probability of dissolution.   The Eastern Orthodox Church recognizes that there are cases when it is preferable for couples to separate and allows remarriage in the Church, although its divorce rules are stricter than civil divorce in most countries. For the Eastern Orthodox, marriage is “indissoluble” because it must not be broken, since the violation of such a union, considered sacred, is a crime resulting either from adultery or from the prolonged absence of one of the partners. Therefore, allowing remarriage is an act of compassion on the part of the Church toward sinful man.
 A very low divorce rate among Orthodox Christians in Greece may indicate that the same is true for Orthodox Christians in the United States. The actual divorce rate is likely to be slightly higher due to civil divorces obtained without ecclesiastical divorce.  Divorcees are generally allowed to remarry, although penance is usually imposed on them by their bishop and services for a second marriage in this case are more full of remorse than joy.